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kibitzing at home with the cats, enjoying old and new comics, especially the visually pleasing ones...fan of Pogo--gone before my time but a fave of my dad's

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  1. about 14 hours ago on Dark Side of the Horse

    Long before Zoom was part of everyone’s day, there was a wordless picture book called Zoom. I forget the author’s name, but he won awards for that and a later book called Re-Zoom. Each full-page spread shows context for the previous page, which constantly changes as you see a bigger picture (as through a zoom lens). Samson, do you know this book? You’d like it!

  2. about 14 hours ago on Dark Side of the Horse

    Eat your cart up.

  3. about 14 hours ago on Cul de Sac

    Hm. I can see that having some appeal.

  4. about 14 hours ago on That is Priceless

    Nice film was made of the Holling Clancy Holling book Paddle to the Sea. A dreamer in the Michigan woods carves a boat…over years it winds up in the Atlantic via the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.

  5. about 14 hours ago on Doonesbury

    “Going” to phone—how quaint.

  6. about 15 hours ago on Wallace the Brave

    Reminds me of the Borrowers—mouse-sized people who live undercover in undisclosed locations and find all the little lost things. In Mary Norton’s appealing book, one of them obtains a “dance card” novelty mini-pencil, which she uses (though it’s baguette-sized for her) to keep a diary in a little address book.

  7. about 15 hours ago on Wallace the Brave

    We learned in first grade to write with (in the earlier words of the later-disgraced Cosby) “a pencil as big as a horse’s leg, on newsprint with chunks of wood floating in it.” I guess the theory was that little tykes can’t manage fine-motor control, so they’re encouraged to work big at first. You never saw the teacher writing with one of those bats—bet she wouldn’t be so skillful herself if she had to try.

  8. about 15 hours ago on Wallace the Brave

    My mother used to say, “I can’t read what you put on the shopping list,” because I didn’t like to press down. Now my eyes are that way too, and I avoid pencil writing. In between, it was a great day when electric typewriters and pc’s became affordable and common.

  9. 1 day ago on Dark Side of the Horse

    What they diplomatically say in New England: “Wull, that’s diff’rent.”

  10. 1 day ago on Dark Side of the Horse

    Good acoustics for my solos.